Forza21 Posted September 28, 2022 Share Posted September 28, 2022 (edited) I've been to a silent zen retreat lately. And during it, the mind calms down, to the point of no thoughts at all. The sense of peace and clarity is really immense. Meditation is so easy, and "staying in presence" is just a natural state to be. Everything flows on its own accord, and it's obvious, there's no doer and no thinker of thoughts. When i'm back to so-called "normal life" mind gets busy, and it takes many hours of sitting, to get this clarity of no-thoughts. Of course, it's possible, and it's always there. I know that it's always available. But still, it "feels" really different. But why? Since i'm not the mind, it shouldn't really matter if there are many thoughts or no thoughts, right?So what's the difference between thoughtless state vs many thoughts state? What's the difference between "thinking" and "no thinking?" I'm aware of thoughts like "oh i had it, and it's gone now!" "i don't have that clarity anymore" " i've lost this sense of presents" etc. i know it's just another story/thoughts. But still, there's a great difference between amount of thoughts during retreat, and daily life. Like busy-thought-train vs very calm, a few thoughts clouds passing by. And i don't know why and how to approach it. Edited September 28, 2022 by Forza21 Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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